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Other Effects of  OSA

Conditions with high risk of developing  OSA



o Obesity

o Polycystic ovary disease

o Renal failure

o Hypothyroidism

o Marfan syndrome

o Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

o post-polio syndrome


Patients who have Fibromyalgia and OSA  achieve a reduction in their pain when their OSA is treated.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Sleep Apnea denies restful sleep

The resulting Daytime sleepiness leads to higher accident rates  at work or whilst driving.


As expected persons with sleep apnea may fall asleep at traffic lights or  fall asleep whilst driving along a monotonous part of the highway have an elevated risk of motor vehicle collisions.


The risk returns to normal when the sleep apnea is successfully treated


o Obesity

o Motor Vehicle accidents

o Glaucoma

o Snoring spouse syndrome

o diminished libido

o gastro-esophageal reflux

o worsening of epilepsy


o Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder  (ADHD)

o Slowed growth



There is an increase